Church Briefs


Christmas In July Program

You’re invited to celebrate with family, friends, food and holiday cheer at Davis Chapel Holiness Church’s Christmas in July program. The event will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at the church. The pastor is the Rev. Michael McDuffie and the hostess is Maryann Lanier. The church is located at 164 Bruce Johnson Road, Lillington.

Homecoming Celebration Family & Friends Day

Anderson Creek Christian Center invites you to its Homecoming Celebration Family & Friends Day Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Performances will be by the P.E. Mass Choir and The Legacy Mime Ministry. Pastor Angela Blue will deliver the message.

The church is located at 1680 Will Lucas Road, Linden. For more information, call the church secretary at 910-497-4350 or visit

‘Catch On Fire’ Revival Starts Aug. 1

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will present its “Catch On Fire” annual revival Aug. 1-3 at 7:30 nightly. The speakers will be Pastor Alexander McArthur from Pleasant Grove FWB Church, Dunn, on Aug. 1; and Dr. Otis McMillan of AME Zion Church, Eastover, on Aug. 2 and 3.

Mt. Zion is located at 9030 Harnett-Dunn Highway, Dunn. The Rev. Floyd Ray is the pastor.

Revival Starts Aug. 1 At Harnett Chapel

Harnett Chapel OFWB Church, located at 715 E. Edgerton St., Dunn, will hold its annual revival Aug. 1-3 beginning at 7 nightly. The guest minister for the revival will be Elder Cliff Johnson, associate minister at Greater Love Church, Lillington. The host pastor is Elder Dr. Margaret Wilson. The public is invited to attend.

Appreciation Services For E.L. Covington

The annual appreciation services for Bishop E.L. Covington will be held July 31 at 7 p.m., Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance. The theme is “Holy Example of a Heart to Serve.”

The speakers will be Bishop C. Mosley, Apostle J.A. McDonald and Bishop Ray Hampton. Host leaders are Overseer E.J. and Bishop E.L. Covington.

Mt. Calvary Holiness is located at 114 Lakeview Drive, Four Oaks.

Bakers To Be Guest Speakers

Pastor Larry Baker of New Beginning Love Fellowship Ministries in Coats will speak Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Antioch FWB Church in Linden, where the pastor is Bishop John McDowell. Co-Pastor Sandra Baker of New Beginning Love Fellowship Ministries will speak at Faith Tabernacle Church in Selma on Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. New Beginning Love Fellowship Ministries Choir will sing at Johnson Chapel Church on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. for a scholarship program.

Bluegrass Gospel Sing At New Hope

There will be a bluegrass gospel sing Sunday at 6 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 293 Bethel Baptist Road, Spring Lake. Featured will be Larry Chason and Carolina Tradition. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be received.

For more information, call Mr. Chason at 910-818-9769.

Back-To-School Slam-Dunking Event

Youth are invited to a Back-To-School Slam Dunking event Aug. 4 at Smith Chapel OFWB Church, 6055 U.S. 701 South, Four Oaks. Breakfast and registration will be from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun, food, facts and gifts.

Family Movie, Game Night

Davis Chapel AME Zion Church, 120 Horseshoe Bend Road, Erwin, will hold Family Movie, Game Night featuring “Do You Believe” tonight at 5:30 sharp. Hot dogs, chips, popcorn and drinks, and prizes will be supplied. A $5 donation is required from ages 17 and older. Free for ages 15 and younger.

For more information, call Peggy Covington at 910-897-9749. Mrs. Covington is the chairperson and the Rev. Samuel Lassiter is the pastor.

Black Creek In Concert At Friendship

The Black Creek gospel bluegrass singers will be in concert Sunday at 6 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church. Black Creek is well-known in the local and surrounding areas.

Friendship Baptist is located one-half mile south of McGee’s Crossroads on Greenleaf Road. A freewill offering will be received.

Raleigh District Union To Convene

The Raleigh District Union will be held July 27-29. Tonight at 7 will be Youth Night at CFCA. Saturday, services will convene at First FWB Church at 10 a.m. Sunday, service will begin at 9:30 at the Cape Fear “A” Conference building for Sunday school. Morning worship will be at 11.

Super Sunday Nights Continue At Piney Grove

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church is hosting its Super Sunday Nights Series. Services will be held throughout the summer beginning at 6 p.m. The Super Sunday Nights Series will feature many of the nation and region’s most talented singers, musicians and quartets. This Sunday, multi-award winning bluegrass gospel group The Churchmen will be featured. The trio Mercy’s Cross will kick off the month of August, as they will be featured on Aug. 5.

Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church is located at 4440 Piney Grove Road, 5 miles east of Angier, off N.C. 210. To obtain a complete artist line-up for the Super Sunday Night Series, as well as additional information regarding these evenings, call 919-639-2481 or visit

Homecoming, Revival Aug. 5 At Red Hill MB

Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1160 Red Hill Road, Cameron, will host its annual homecoming celebration on Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. with Bishop Tavaris La Keith Johnson Sr. as the morning speaker and at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jakeem Bowman from Reedy Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Clio, S.C., as the afternoon speaker. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. All are welcome (free and open to the public).

The annual revival service will be held Aug. 6-8 at 7:30 nightly. Bishop James Adam Ledbetter III, senior pastor of Old Smith Grove View Baptist Church, moderator of Guiding Light Missionary Baptist Association, and JAL3 Ministries, Lexington, will be the keynote speaker nightly.

To RSVP, contact 336-422-2365, 919-343-2155 or email Bishop Tavaris La Keith Johnson Sr. is the senior pulpitarian and Evangelist Whitnei Holman Johnson is the first lady.

VBS Starts Aug. 3

First Baptist Church of Erwin will hold its Vacation Bible School Aug. 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is “Polar Blast, Where Jesus’ Love is Cool.” There will be classes for children and adults. Pizza will be served Friday and hot dogs with all the fixings on Saturday for lunch. Invite your friends, neighbors and family members to come and join First Baptist Church of Erwin.

Homecoming Celebration At Cameron Grove

The annual homecoming revival services will conclude tonight at 7 at Cameron Grove Church. The evangelist will be Pastor William T. Keys of Pine Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Pinetops.

The 142nd homecoming celebration will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. with the message by Pastor Kenneth Swann. The celebration continues at 2:30 p.m. with the message by Dr. Anthony Farrar, pastor of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Fuquay-Varina. He will be accompanied by his choir and congregation.

Cameron Grove Church is located at 309 Vernon St., Broadway.

Angier Baptist Church To Hold VBS

Angier Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School Sunday through Thursday. The theme is “Game On: Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game.” It will begin with registration and a kick-off celebration at Keith Hills Pool Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. (call the church office for details at 919-639-6114). Then Monday through Thursday, VBS will be held at Angier Baptist Church beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding at 9. Thursday night will be Family Night and the children will present a brief program. There will be classes for all ages — babies through adult.

Members and non-members are encouraged to attend and bring children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends. An offering will be collected each night for the Angier Area Food Pantry and Buddy Backpacks. Nonperishable food will also be collected Thursday night.

Come on out and join in for the big game, as participants learn how to gear and be prepared for life’s big game. They will begin each night in the sanctuary followed by crafts, music, Bible study and snacks.

Buffet Breakfast At Calvary Baptist

Calvary Baptist Church will sponsor a country buffet breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10:30 a.m. The menu consists of country ham, sausage, bacon, grits, eggs, homemade biscuits, red-eye gravy, peaches, jellies, molasses, coffee and juice. Donations are accepted for the meal.

The church is located approximately 7 miles east of Dunn on N.C. 55 near the N.C. intersection. The Rev. Jerry Hicks is the pastor.

Free Clothes Closet, School Supply Giveaway

Lee’s Chapel OFWB church will have a free clothes closet and school supply giveaway Saturday from 6 to 10 a.m. The church is located at 5 miles south of Dunn on U.S. 421 at 4948 Plain View Highway. The church phone number is 910-892-7855.

Revival Starts Aug. 1

First Free Will Baptist Church, 300 W. N St., Erwin, will hold revival services Aug. 1-3 at 7:15 nightly. Speakers will be Elder Timothy Thomas of Dunn, Wednesday; Elder Vernon Hood of Coats, Thursday; and Evangelist Hattie Lofton of Smithfield, Friday.

The host pastor is Dr. Michael Dials.

Shady Grove Announces ‘Shipwrecked’ VBS

Vacation Bible School of Shady Grove Church begins Aug. 5 at 5:30 p.m. with a supper in the fellowship hall. The program begins at 6:15. VBS will sail on from Aug. 5-9. Join the crew in saving the ship and passengers. All are welcome to be on the crew. Join up and find out how the crew does it.

Shady Grove is located on U.S. 13 just north of Spivey’s Corner. For more information, call 910-567-6689.

Davis Chapel To Hold Revival

“Don’t Push Me, Cause I’m Close To The Edge” revival will be held Aug. 8-10 at Davis Chapel AME Zion Church, 120 Horseshoe Bend Road, Linden. The Praise Team begins at 7 p.m. and the service starts at 7:30. Guest speakers are the Rev. Broadwyn Roberts, Aug. 8; Elder Hanna Broome of Dunn/Lillington District, Aug. 9; and the Rev. Karen Corbin, Aug. 10.

The host pastor is the Rev. Samuel Lassiter. For more information, call secretaries Faye Bennett at 910-897-6879 or Debra Sergent at 910-723-1531.

VBS At St. James

St. James Disciples Church will hold Vacation Bible School Aug 1-3 from 6 to 8 nightly. The church will also hold a yard sale Aug 4 from 7 a.m. until. The church is located at 320 W. Harnett St., Benson. The pastor is Dr. Montorom Williams.

Revival Concludes At Union Hill

Union Hill Community Church will conclude its three-night revival tonight. Guest pastor is Bernard Hayes of South End Missionary Baptist Church Fayetteville. Music is provided by area churches.

Saturday at 5 p.m., Union Community Church will host a Four Season Tea in honor of its pastor, Eldress Rena Sutton. Come and enjoy Jesus, food and fellowship. A donation of $10 is asked. Eldress Sutton and Union Hill Church invite all to attend. Union Hill is located at 4448 Straw Pond School Road, Dunn.

Fifth Community Sing

Full Gospel Revival Center will hold its fifth community sing Sunday at 6 p.m. Pastor Lee Faircloth invites everyone to attend.

The Sensational Nightingales At Andrews Chapel

The Sensational Nightingales will be at Andrews Chapel AME Zion Church tonight at 7. Also featured on the program will be the Andrews Chapel Male Chorus, Mary White & The Gospeletts of Fayetteville, The Gospel Crusaders, Jordan Temple Male Chorus and Master Keys of Angier. Come early and get a good seat. The program is sponsored by Janie McDougald and the trustees of Andrews Chapel

The church is located at 3009 McLean Chapel Church Road, Bunnlevel. The pastor is the Rev. Marvin Lee. For more information, call Janie McDougald at 910-893-5471 or the church at 910-893-9521.

Christian Movie Night At Coats Christ Fellowship

Coats Christ Fellowship will hold a Christian Movie Night Sunday at 6 p.m. The featured movie will be “I Can Only Imagine.” The church is located at 396 Crawford Road, Coats. For more information, call 910-658-6965. The event is free and everyone is invited.

God’s House Of Prayer News

The Fifth Union weekend fellowship began Thursday and will continue through Sunday at God’s House of Prayer, 809 E. Broad St., Dunn. Service time is tonight and Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday at noon. The speaker Thursday night was Pastor Eric McArthur. Tonight’s speaker will be Elder Todd Covington. Saturday night’s speaker will be Evangelist Priscilla Walden and the speaker Sunday will be Apostle Rosa Degraffenried. The GHOP Choir will provide the music.


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